Archive for the toys Category

10.27.2010

Geek Decorating: Action Figures as Hooks

Here is a great idea THE IRREPRESSIBLE GENA found and sent to me… Action figures as hooks!  From Real Simple: Use action figures (that aren’t seeing action anymore) as Herculean hooks. Position the arms of each toy straight out in front and apply a two-part epoxy (available at home-improvement stores) over the arms, the shoulders, […]

08.26.2010

READING: Micronauts

If you grew up in the early 1980s, chances are you’ve heard of The Micronauts.  Perhaps you played with some of the toys, read some of the comics, or were just aware of their existence.  I fell into that last category.  I was aware there was a toyline and comic for Micronauts, but that was […]

08.11.2010

Empire Strikes Back Dack figure with retro packaging

Dack from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back has taken on near-mythical status with geeks.  When we first meet Dack he demonstrates his boundless enthusiasm with the line: “Right now I feel like I could take on the whole Empire myself!” As someone that’s watched the film a few times, this line is quite sad […]

08.4.2010

Dalek Light Painting and Light Warfare

Awesome light painting featuring a Dalek! Also, check out this freakin’ amazing light painting video below.  Nothing to do with Daleks, but still really cool! If you can’t view the embedded video above, please click here.  Thanks to my buddy Adam for sending me both of these!

07.28.2010

My Daughter and the Invasion of the Toys

I have a four-year-old daughter.  Let’s call her the Precocious Princess for discussion purposes here.  As many children do, she idolizes her older brother (he’s 10).  She sees him playing with superhero and sci-fi action figures and emulates his behavior.  Recognizing that, I’ve been trying to buy her girl-centric superhero toys.  If she’s going to […]

06.1.2010

Blue Devil DC Universe Classics Action Figure

Mattel’s DC Universe Classics Blue Devil action figure has finally hit stores!  A friend of mine was kind enough to help me obtain one since I’m lousy at finding new figures before the collectors snatch them up.  I’m happy to report that this is a really nice looking Blue Devil figure! If you’re a long […]

04.19.2010

Star Wars Resume – Vintage Action Figures

I’ve had Star Wars on the brain lately.  My fanaticism normally cycles like a washing machine through: comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, and then starts over again with comics.  Seems like I’ve been firmly in the Star Wars spin cycle for a while now.  I’m nearly finished with the ninth novel in the […]

04.14.2010

Feel the Force… For Real

Okay, this thing creeps me out – Star Wars Science – Force Trainer.  It’s been out for about seven months, but every time I see it advertised it freaks me out a little. Here is the description of the product: May the Force be with you! The Force Trainer by Uncle Milton actually allows you […]

03.19.2010

The First Kyle Rayner Green Lantern Figure That Doesn’t Suck

They’ve finally managed to produce a Kyle Rayner Green Lantern action figure that doesn’t suck.  Check it out. Admittedly, this figure is more muscle-bound than Kyle truly is.  Y’know what?  It doesn’t matter, this figure just looks awesome!  The previous Kyle figures have been very disappointing.  Click here to see a few of the previous […]

03.1.2010

Battlestar Galactica Colorforms – 1978

The Battlestar Galactica Colorforms Adventure Set Deluxe Edition was released in 1978.  I remember playing with these and other Colorforms sets for hours and hours.  Somewhere along the line I lost my BSG Colorforms, but my good buddy Ravenface was kind enough to supply me with a set he bought in a garage sale back […]

Related Posts with Thumbnails